New Book By Patricia Bannan Demonstrates Effects of Table Grapes on Immunity and Brain Health
FRESO, CA - The table grape industry is receiving a literary boost through the announcement of a new health-focused book. Dietitian and author Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, has written From Burnout to Balance: 60+ Healing Recipes & Simple Strategies to Boost Mood, Immunity, Focus & Sleep to educate consumers on the top foods that contribute to different aspects of their health.
“Grapes are my go-to ingredient for color, hydration, and nutrition. As a snack or recipe ingredient, grapes are an easy, healthy choice for wellness. Studies show that grapes are linked to benefits in multiple areas of health, including support for brain and immune health,” said Bannan. “Three of my favorite recipes with grapes in From Burnout to Balance are my Simple Salmon Burgers with Grape Salsa, Lemony Farro and Lentil Bowls with Shrimp and Grapes, and my Kale, Sweet Potato & Grape Salad with Walnuts. Not only are these recipes delicious, they are packed with nutrients to support both brain and immune health.”
As stated in a press release from the California Table Grape Commission, the upcoming book lists top foods in several health categories, among them brain and immune wellness, with table grapes on the list for both. In addition to the recipes highlighted, Bannan includes table grapes in her “Nearly No-Cook Meal Ideas” section of the book.
Helping to give the category a seasonal boost, Bannan plans to promote her new book throughout the upcoming California table grape season.
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